Blockers in Bugfix-Releases (Re: [Release Planning 3.6] Samba 3.6.6 on May 31 (was May 24)?)

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Jun 5 14:46:51 MDT 2012

On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 10:43:20PM +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
> The only situations which imho justify a change in the
> release schedule are these two:
> 1) There are no bugfixes available at all.
>    In that case it does of course not makes sense to do a
>    release.
> 2) There is a security bug.
>    In that case we do a release with only the security fix
>    not containing any of the piled up bug fixes.
>    If the security release date is too close to the scheduled
>    regular release date, so that it can't be done so soon
>    afterwards, we can defer the regular release for some time.
> Does this make my point of view more clear?

"There is a security bug". That's the case, really.

The problem is (as we can readily show :-), is that
it's not always immediately obvious if something is
a security bug or not. It can take quite a bit of
investigation, during which it really isn't safe
to do a release.

That's what I meant really.


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